The Justice Motive as a Personal Resource

Dealing with Challenges and Critical Life Events

  • Claudia Dalbert

Part of the Critical Issues in Social Justice book series (CISJ)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Claudia Dalbert
    Pages 1-37
  3. Claudia Dalbert
    Pages 39-71
  4. Claudia Dalbert
    Pages 73-127
  5. Claudia Dalbert
    Pages 129-187
  6. Claudia Dalbert
    Pages 189-200
  7. Leo Montada
    Pages 201-203
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 205-228

About this book


Beginning with the assumption that a justice motive exists, the author posits that belief in a just world influences the behavior of most people most of the time. This is true for all people of all ages and in all areas of life, for those struggling with their daily tasks as well as for those coping with a critical life event. An individual's belief in a just world is a necessary condition for a person's sense of fairness and mediates its adaptive effect on mental health.


Motive behavior development health

Authors and affiliations

  • Claudia Dalbert
    • 1
  1. 1.Martin Luther UniversityHalle-WittenbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-3357-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-3383-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-1906
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